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Ireland

Oct 15, 2021 - Oct 22, 2021

Ireland Sampler - Includes NON-STOP FLIGHTS FROM HARTFORD & 2 Night Castle Stay!

8 Day(s) | 8 Meals


Highlights

  • Motorcoach transportation to Hartford/Bradley Airport
  • Round Trip Non-Stop Air Flights from Hartford / Bradley
  • Six (6) nights accommodations in First Class hotels and Superior Class Hotels, Including two (2) nights CASTLE STAY!
  • Full Irish Breakfast Daily (except arrival)
  • Four (4) Hotel Dinners
  • Visits to: The Cliffs of Moher, Celtic Crystal, Connemara Marble, Blarney Woolen Mills, Guinness Storehouse, EPIC Museum
  • Panoramic tour of Dublin & scenic touring of the Dingle Peninsula
  • Ferry ride across River Shannon Estuary
  • Transportation & sightseeing by deluxe motorcoach throughout
  • Professional Irish Driver/Guide to escort you through the tour

Itinerary

Day 1

US-Ireland Depart the US for your overnight non stop flight to Dublin, Ireland. Dinner is served shortly after take-off.

Day 2

Arrive Dublin, Ireland – Galway; Morning arrival at Dublin Airport. Travel across Ireland from east to west through the towns of Moate, Athlone & Ballinasloe to Galway, where you will embark on a panoramic tour. See the Spanish Arch in the Claddagh area, the City Museum and the Cathedral of Our Lady, which is built on the site of the former county jail. Dinner & overnight stay.

Day 3

Galway- Connemara – Galway: Travel through Connemara Region to admire sweeping views of boglands, misty mountains & grazing sheep. Stop in the town of Moycullen and visit the Connemara Marble Factory. The soft green shades of the marble echo the colors of the countryside from which it is cut. See how it is made into many decorative items. Next, visit the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory. Watch a craftsman demonstrate the cutting of designs and see the products in the showrooms. Head back to Galway, where you can sightsee, shop & dine on your own.

Day 4

Galway - Cliffs of Moher – Killarney: Leaving Galway, drive along the coast of County Clare to visit the Cliffs of Moher, overlooking the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince along with the Princess Bride have scenes that were filmed at this stunning landmark. Next, take a short ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary before making your way to Killarney. Check into your hotel & relax before dinner.

Day 5

Killarney - Dingle Peninsula: Discover the Dingle Peninsula, once described by the National Geographic Traveler as “the most beautiful place on earth.” Drive along the south shore to see vistas of heathery mountains, sandy beaches, stunning green landscapes & rocky headlands. Photo op stops ...Continue on to Slea Head at the western tip of the peninsula. Get excellent views of mountains & coastline looking over to the Iveragh Peninsula. Back to Killarney for dinner.

Day 6

Killarney - Cashel –Dublin: Departing Killarney, journey through the rugged countryside to Blarney where you may like to climb the battlements of Blarney Castle and kiss the famous "Stone of Eloquence’. Stop at Blarney Woollen Mills for some great souvenirs." Travel into County Tipperary for photos of the Rock of Cashel. These majestic church ruins are clustered high on a limestone outcrop overlooking the surrounding countryside. Drive to Dublin and check into your hotel. Explore Dublin before dinner on own.

Day 7

Dublin: Set off with a local guide to see the city. Dublin has been molded through the centuries by economic, political & artistic influences that has shaped its architecture. Tour Guinness Storehouse to see exhibits on how this world-famous stout was first created & why it is so popular today. Finish your visit in the roof-top bar, where you can sample a draft! Next, visit EPIC Ireland, which celebrates the dramatic story of the spread of Irish culture around the globe, and how Ireland has changed throughout the years. Time to sightsee & shop before a farewell dinner.

Day 8

Dublin - U.S.:Morning transfer to Dublin Airport for your return flight home!


Pricing

DOUBLE - PER PERSON

$2799

SINGLE - PER PERSON

$3189


Policies

Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $900 pp due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: June 1, 2021

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit date to June 1, 2021 the cancellation fee is $700 pp; June 2 to Aug 1, 2021 the cancellation fee is $1500 pp; no refunds if cancelled after Aug 2, 2021. Portions of refunds may be by ‘vouchers’ with the various vendors. All cancellation are plus any non-refundable air fees.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered.Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

Trip Protection Coverage with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON coverage through Travel Insured is available when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit - ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information


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